The mission of the
National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (the electrical
worker’s training organization) is to develop and standardize
training, and to educate the members of the International
of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors
Association, insuring and providing the Electrical Construction
Industry with the most highly trained and highly skilled workforce
possible. For information about our national program visit www.njatc.org.
a union electrical worker?
Union wages: The current hourly Journeyman rate of pay is over $20 per
Union benefits: Employer paid health care, employer paid pension
contributions and employ paid annuity contributions.
Union training: 8,000 hours of on the job training, 900 hours of
classroom training and safe, supervised on the job training.
Union membership: Job security, strength in unity with 800,000 members
nationwide and professional representations.
What do union electrical
There are four
specialty areas of electrical workers.
Inside Wiremen are electrical workers who install the power, lighting,
controls and other electrical equipment in commercial and industrial
Outside Linemen are the electrical workers who install the
distribution and transmission lines that move power from power plant
to a factory, business or home.
Installer Technicians install circuits and equipment for telephones,
computer networks, video distribution systems, security and access
control systems and other low voltage systems.
Residential Wiremen specialize in installing all of the electrical
systems in single-family and multi-family houses or dwellings.
How can I become
Each of the four types of electrical work share common skills. But,
there are specific skills necessary for each type of work so there is
a different apprenticeship program for each. To be accepted into an
IBEW/NECA Joint Apprenticeship Training Program (JATC) or IBEW/NECA
Area Wide Joint Apprenticeship Program (AJATC) you must meet the
Minimum age 18
High School Diploma or GED
1 year of high school Algebra
Qualifying score on an Aptitude Test
Each local JATC
provides training for electrical workers in a specific geographical
area. If you are interested in the apprenticeship program contact the
local JATC in Dayton by calling Local 82 at (937)-461-2777.
Once accepted to
the program, you will attend both classroom instruction as well as
become enrolled in an apprenticeship program where you will work
one-on-one with some of the top union journeymen in the electrical
You will be
challenged on many levels. Becoming an electrician requires a great
deal of knowledge and skill in the field as well as learning to
conduct yourself in a professional manner on every job you encounter.
Most importantly, you must become completely proficient in all of the
safety issues that electricians confront on a daily basis. The NJATC
will provide you with all the tools you need to accomplish this and
become a success.
The NJATC is a
nationally recognized program that produces highly qualified
electricians who get the job done right the first time. Our
electricians take great pride and dignity in their work and that is
why so many companies across the country prefer to hire electricians
with a NJATC degree.
Individuals who can
verify (by providing undisputable documenting evidence) that they have
worked a minimum of four-thousand (4000) hours specifically in the
electrical construction trade, will qualify for an oral interview by
the JATC to be considered along with other qualified applicants.